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Compare 40/63 and 36/60

40/63 is greater than 36/60

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 63 and 60 is 1260
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 63 × 20 = 1260,
    40/63 = 40 × 20/63 × 20 = 800/1260
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 60 × 21 = 1260,
    36/60 = 36 × 21/60 × 21 = 756/1260
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 800/1260 > 756/1260 or 40/63 > 36/60

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